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New Year, Same Germs.

Posted by Laura Troyano on

  “Out with the old, in with the new” is commonly heard around the New Year, but is that the case in 2021? We are already a few days into the new year, and it’s clear that some things from 2020 will be rolling over into 2021. To name a few, mask wearing, social distancing and the sanitization practices will continue.  Last year we were blinded by the virus, and most of us started paying attention to our disinfecting practices for the first time. Which caused inventory shortages for many products on retailer’s shelves. As a result, shoppers began to...

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IS IT WISE TO OPEN WINDOWS IN THE COLDER MONTHS?

Posted by Donn Bennett on

Do the health benefits outweigh heating bills? We want to know because when it comes to fighting viruses, we believe fresh air beats stale and dry recirculated air in your home, at school, at work, in your car or on the bus. It also banishes odors. In addition, a growing body of research suggests that indoor air quality and thermal comfort are leading factors in employee productivity. According to a study conducted by the University of Tulsa found that proper ventilation was key to improving academic performance. Try making it part of your daily ritual to breathe fresh air.  To...

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Have to Fly for the Holidays? Learn from My Experience.

Posted by Laura Troyano on

  This year, “Have yourself a merry little Christmas” has taken on a whole new meaning. With the combination of flu season and COVID-19 cases on the rise, many people are deciding to spend the most wonderful time of the year with just their inner circles. As much as we will miss the neighborhood Christmas parties and big family gatherings, it would be wise to follow the CDC and other recommendations and stay put this year, so we can spend many more Christmases wrapped up with our loved ones.    However, if you’ve already asked yourself the “Should I Travel?” questions...

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Back to the Gym... Are you Ready?

Posted by Laura Troyano on

When it comes to returning to gyms, the jury’s still out. In a late November study of 10,824 gym members, 46.67% of people surveyed said they won’t be returning to their gyms any time soon, even if they’re open. A different study of crossfitters this month showed that 63% do feel comfortable going back to the gym. We’re far from a consensus on the issue. And for many, the decision will be made based on whether they think their gym is meeting disinfection standards. If you’re one of the roughly half of people who’s considering getting back into the gym...

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Wrestling with COVID-19

Posted by Laura Troyano on

Following months of uncertainty, many school districts around the country are giving the green light to wrestling programs. It’s great news for wrestlers who are ready to go, but that green light is followed by a big, yellow “Proceed With Caution” sign. Luckily, disinfecting has always been the norm in the sport. Mat cleaning is a common practice, as infectious diseases like ringworm and impetigo have been around forever. But this year, wrestling programs are amping up their sanitization practices more than ever in an effort to keep players and coaches safe, and keep their season alive. Don’t forget these...

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